Holidays seem to be the only chance I have to hit ‘pause’ and write an update to share our progress with everyone! So, here’s a quick update:
Our 2015 wines are well underway and will soon be ready to bottle. As our line continues to grow, we’ve been focused on branding and what exactly we want these mysteriously delicious things we’re creating to look, feel, and taste like. When designing labels for the new wines, I focused on sharing our story and the inspiration behind all of our hard work – the Backcountry! The names and photos on the labels have their own story to tell from one of our crazy adventures across America. We can’t wait to share these stories with you while enjoying a glass (or two!) at the winery on opening day!
After taking some time to enjoy the holidays, we’re ready to hit the ground running in 2016. In the last couple months, the wine has really taken center stage on our priority list, but we’ve also been able to accomplish a few other tasks, with the help of family and friends. The stairs are now welded in place, ready for railing and concrete – Thanks Mom, Dad, and Devan for coming to help! The bathroom framing is going quickly and we’re hoping to have walls and fixtures in the next couple weeks! We’ve added some lighting in both the hay loft and tasting room and are starting to think about plumbing.
We placed our order for corks and bottles – and both have arrived as of last week! We were very thankful to be able to get our bottles in the barn Tuesday night, just before the rain and snow came.
This weekend I’m excited to be attending our FIRST bridal fair – come out and see us at the Webster County Fairgrounds for the Wedding Extravaganza from 12-4pm on Sunday, January 3rd. We’ll have our booth decorated and our calendars out, ready to book your 2016 event! If you have an event in mind (Bridal shower, anniversary or birthday party, or just a girl’s night out), send us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org to get your reservation in! I’ll be posting our pricing information to our website.
Preston and Amber both grew up on farms in Northwest Iowa. They share a passion for the outdoors and enjoy taking on new projects to see what adventures will be discovered. As high school sweethearts, they attended Iowa State University together, and now are continuing to pursue their dreams at Backcountry Winery.